Date archive for May, 2016

G7 Summit in Ise Shima Significant emphasis on rule of law

 Group of Seven (G7) leaders adopted a declaration which summarized the achievement and concluded 2-day discussions at the advanced nations’ summit in Ise Shima.



North Korea Workers’ Party Congress’s stance on nuclear weapons unacceptable

 North Korea held the seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party. North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un emphasized that North Korea is “a responsible nuclear weapons state” but this is not acceptable.



Arms export is important in term of self-defense

 Japan, Germany and France competed in bidding for Australia’s next-generation submarine development plan. The Australian government decided to conduct a joint development on the submarine with French companies. This recent business competition was the first large-scale commercial deal since the change of Japan’s arms export policy by the Abe Cabinet.